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Filing deadline is next week for town office candidates

Voters may have a limited field of candidates from which to choose

Island campaign politics begin again next week, as Jamestowners will go to the polls in November to elect a town moderator, five Town Council members and three School Committee members. More...

News

Fools’ Rules Regatta is all about ‘big fun’

Chris Powell has seen it all during the 28 or so years he has served as “chief fool” of the Jamestown Yacht Club’s annual Fools’ Rules Regatta – like the guy who once tried to make a boat out of ice. More...

Neronha nominated as U.S. attorney for R.I.

The White House recently announced President Obama’s intent to nominate Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha to be the next U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island. Neronha was recommended for the job by U.S. More...

Taxpayer advocacy group flags top issues

Jamestown Taxpayers Association members have identified the upcoming police contract negotiations as the single most-pressing issue demanding its near-term attention. More...

Sam Bari

Stop that whining!

You can’t beat a system you can’t understand

Back in the early 1980s, I sailed my little 38-foot cutter from Canada to Florida via Bermuda and a tour of the Caribbean Sea. Other than relatives and a few friends coming to visit for short periods, I made most of the voyage single-handed. More...

About Town

R.I. Ballet Theatre to hold auditions

Rhode Island’s ballet theatre is seeking talented dancers ages 9 to 18 for membership in the company. Auditions will be held on Monday, Aug. 24, at 6:30 p.m. at R.I. Ballet Arts Academy at 7728 Post Rd. in North Kingstown. More...

Town Council takes summer break

The Town Council has cancelled its regular meeting scheduled for Monday, Aug. 17. Town Clerk Arline Petit said the meeting was cancelled because of a light agenda and conflicting late summer schedules of council members. More...

JSA fall soccer registration now online

Registration for the Jamestown Soccer Association’s Fall 2009 recreation soccer league is now underway. All registrations are done online at www.jamestown-soccer.com. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of August 13

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the James town Press. The news of 100 years ago came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. 100 years ago From the Newport Daily News, Aug. 11, 1909 More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Wednesday, Aug. 19 7 p.m., Lawn School, the School Committee meets 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets More...

FIRE & EMS

EMS runs 3:15 p.m., Aug. 2, EMS 1 was sent to Conanicus Avenue for a medical emergency and transported a patient to Newport Hospital. 8:28 a.m., Aug. 3, EMS 1 went to Melrose Avenue for a medical emergency. The patient refused treatment. More...

POLICE LOG

Larceny and attempted larceny More...

Jamestown officials outline LNG concerns

As a long-standing proposal to ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) up the East Passage gains momentum, so does concern about potential disruptions in and around Jamestown. More...

With final numbers, schools look to future

Passed by the General Assembly and signed by the governor in late June, the final state budget for Rhode Island’s schools has been established and the necessary cuts have been made. More...

Editorial

Volunteers are needed to serve

• EDITORIAL

We often talk about the importance of volunteers to the fabric of our Jamestown community. More...

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Letters to the Editor

Thanks to all for successful Carr/ Clarke reunion

The Carr/Clarke School Reunion that was held on July 25 was a day of smiles and hugs. The weather could not have been better and we all saw friends and classmates that we hadn’t seen in over 40 years. More...

3/50 Project: Give it a try

I heard about a new consumer project while listening to NPR. It’s called the 3/50 Project. It seemed like a great idea to me so I thought it was worth passing along their “home page statement.” More...

What neighborhoods are next?

The last day on which a prospective Town Council candidate can file papers for election is only a few days away. At the Town Council’s last meeting on Aug. 4, there was a signifi- cant signal that most of the council will be retiring. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Aug. 13 6:15 a.m., Open yoga, Beavertail, fee 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, fee 3 to 8 p.m., Teen center, grades 7 to 12, recreation center 5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The Jamestown Community Theatre’s artistic director, Mary Wright, has announced that the company’s November production will be “Willy Wonka.” The JCT was unable to receive the rights to “Fiddler on the Roof,” but t More...

Obituaries

Martha Clarke Kinnecom, 50

Martha Coburn Clarke Kinnecom, 50, of Englewood, Fla. and Jamestown, died Aug. 8, 2009, in Jamestown after a courageous and graceful 10-month battle with primary peritoneal cancer. More...

Darleen M. Dutton, 49

Darleen M. Dutton, of Gloucester, Mass., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009. Born in South Kingstown on Feb. 23, 1960, she was the daughter of Henry W. and Marilyn E. (Botelho) Dutton of Jamestown. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING AUGUST 25, 2009, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHO More...